Albright College's Domino Players to Present Dancing at Lughnasa
April 24, 2014
Reading, Pa. – The Albright College
Domino Players and director Julia Matthews, Ph.D., will stage the play Dancing
at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, May 1 to 4, in the Wachovia Theatre,
Center for the Arts.
story centers on five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small
village in Ireland in the 1930s. The audience meets them at the time of the
festival of Lughnasa, a celebration of a pagan god of the harvest. The action
of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the
sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him – his mother and four
maiden aunts – in this haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.
at Lughnasa is the winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best
Play; the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play; and the New York
Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.
an Albright College associate professor of theatre and chair of the theatre
department, directs a cast of eight students. Costume design is by junior Susie
Benitez and lighting design is by senior Russell Blair. Scenic design is by New
York-based designer Jason Bolen.
will be held at 8 p.m., on May 1 and 2, and at 2:30 p.m., on May 3 and 4.
performance-related events include:
- May 1: A talkback and
reception will follow the performance.
- May 2: Albright College’s
short-form improv ensemble, Less Than or Equal To, will present a show in Roop
Hall following the performance.
- May 4: A special theatre
luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. in the CFA mezzanine prior to the performance. The
cost of the luncheon is $25 per person.
For prices and tickets, call the box office
at 610-921-7547 or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.
Founded in 1856, Albright
College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time
undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The
College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit
residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and
disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty
mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive
community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations
and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright
College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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